December 2020, Montreal

Artist ☞ Percival Ren

"new drink"

The first-person POV of a drink in the hand is unique — with the hand in the frame and the ground behind it, you’re given a sense of the body in relation to its immediate surroundings. It’s rare that the body of the person taking a picture is in-frame unless the camera is flipped around completely or facing a mirror, so every image ends up disembodied, and therefore feels slightly unreal. But these drink photos, throwaway content for Instagram stories, are strangely intimate and corporeal by accident.

Percival Ren is a designer living in Montreal.

2020 — 75010, Paris